Volunteers are the heartbeat of AHC’s educational initiatives and the key to our students’ success.
School has started, but we still need volunteers! Please consider signing up to work with a teen or elementary student. One hour a week can make a huge difference to a student’s success.
Helping with homework is just part of why volunteers are so critical to our program. Volunteers also form valuable relationships with students and inspire and encourage them to succeed. Volunteers can also provide specific activities, from leading exercise classes for seniors to helping students fill out college applications. Whatever your skill or your time frame, we welcome your support!
Our multi-pronged program provides a comprehensive support system from elementary school through high school and during the summer when low-income children are particularly susceptible to learning loss. AHC’s educational programs encourage academic excellence and personal growth in a nurturing and stable environment. Because programs are located in the communities where families live, they are a vibrant part of the children’s and their families’ lives – providing a stable and consistent support system.
Our strategy is working. ALL of our high school seniors have graduated from high school since we began tracking our students in 2008. We are very proud that all of our graduating seniors planned to go to college this year – and, together, won almost $50,000 in grants and scholarships to make it happen. Our elementary students’ reading and math skills are improving, too.
Volunteers are a critical part of our success. Read about our students’ success, our wonderful volunteers and our many activities.
Choose one of six convenient community center locations in Arlington. Several are close to Metro stations.
Here’s how you can help
Teen Tutoring Volunteers
AHC’s comprehensive program for middle and high school students nurtures and encourages students to not only graduate from high school, but to also maximize their own potential. The combination of enriching field trips, one-on-one mentoring and community service projects broadens students’ world view and inspires them to reach for the stars. Volunteers work one-on-one with teens at least one night a week for about an hour.
This year we are expanding our volunteer opportunities to include working with teens on college essays and scholarship and grant applications.
The afternoon program for elementary students runs from 3 pm to 6 pm Monday through Thursday. Volunteers work with staff to build reading, writing and vocabulary skills and also help children with homework and other activities ranging from art projects to math games.
Summer Camp Volunteers
Designed to prevent summer learning loss, this program provides both educational and fun activities for elementary children and teens. Volunteers help with outdoor and educational activities.
Teach a Class or Share a Skill
We are always interested in broadening learning and exercise opportunities for our residents – particularly our senior citizens – and welcome volunteer instructors in such areas as yoga, knitting, art therapy, crocheting, or other activities.
See for yourself how volunteers are making a difference.
For more information or to volunteer, please email Emily Ward or call 703-486-0626 x 140. Or fill out the form below: